I like that we see that every kid isn't a trainer or has no interest in using pokemon.
Why does it have to be Serena of all people? I was hoping they would run into new characters for Go's sake not so much Ash's.
This isn’t the first time he won a league in the first place. It’s that no one cares about this one compared to the others which were more organized in my opinion. The Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and the others felt more better to have got those wins.
It depends on how the writing of him is I guess. I don't like how he is written in Alola so far. It's not that he is childish or anything, he just seems like he is there. The other series he seems more focus on his next area of work. Whatever that was. But since Alola doesn't really have a...
I wish they weren't called that but unfortunately it is for plot armor for Ash to lose. Most of the league rivals have less impact then the main and are only memorable mostly for defeating Ash in the league rather then anything else.
The scene back in Hoenn when Ash went off about that Brawly match. It seemed weird because before and after that Ash was pretty nice throughout the whole saga. He was more mature and some what understanding maybe because of being around a beginner and a younger kid, so it seemed out of place.